Helping Shape the Justice System

The Advocates’ Society contributes to the improvement of access to justice, the administration of justice, and the legal profession in a variety of ways. The Society regularly engages in interventions before the courts - the Society has intervened in more than 30 significant cases across the country, including many times before the Supreme Court of Canada. The Society makes submissions to the Federal and Provincial Governments, regulatory organizations, and others on legislation and policy initiatives. The Society is a strong supporter of judicial independence, and takes action when necessary to preserve the independence of the judiciary in Canada. Our members also donate their expertise and time in support of a number of pro bono projects each year. We are proud of the work we do and the positive impact our members have on access to justice.